book binding, crafting workshop

Button hole book binding

Hi everyone…

I have a couple of cute little handmade books to share with you…. I attended a workshop at Stampers Grove in Edinburgh this afternoon on button hole book binding with Cass Barron and it was such a fab workshop, if you ever get a chance to take a class with Cass jump at the chance as you will not be disappointed here is a link to her Facebook Page 😊


And here is a view inside at the signatures


We finished our first books with some spare time left over so we got to start making another book, which I completed once I got home


I plan to make another couple tomorrow … they are so much fun to make..


i will leave a link to the stampers grove workshop list here as Cass has a few more workshops planned throughout the summer, they are not to be missed 🙂

thank you for popping in, as always 😊


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Shabby Chic Card Box Set

This weeks project for Wild Orchid Crafts is a repurposed chocolate box, converted into a shabby chic box set which holds some notelets/cards and envelopes… perfect to give as a gift.

Here is a photo step by step for this project and the video will be up on Youtube later today..

I started out with an empty box

Then I took some Daler & Rowney Titanium White Acrylic Paint and gave it a couple of coats inside and out

Here we are with a lovely bright white box…

Next I took some 1/2″ scortape and some Glamour dust

and ran the tape around the inside lip of the base of the box and also the outside edge of the lid

then sprinkled the glamour dust

here are the 2 edges all finished and sparkley

next … more scortape around the top edge of the base of the box

some pretty white lace to cover the bottom of the box

now for some lovely white flat back love hearts 🙂

i’m placing one in between each scallop of the lace and fixing them down with Ranger Glossy Accents

back to the lid, I prepared some 20mm pale pink open roses by chopping the wires from the base and folding the stubby part over..

On the long sides of the box top I have 3 roses x 1 20mm half back pearl x 3 roses and on the shorter side, I put 2 roses x half back pearl x 2 roses… fixed in place with hot glue…

then I ran some 1/8th inch red line tape around the outside edge …

so that I could run some 6mm flat back pearl strings around the edge

and place an applique heart in the centre

a few small white gardenia’s more 20mm pale pink open roses and some 8mm rose buds and we’re finished

Thanks for popping in… i’m going back up to my shed tonight to make the cards for the box, so fingers crossed for another blog post later tonight to show you the inside and the cards

Sarah 🙂

Arts & Crafts, card making, crafting, Paper Crafting, stamping

Thank you for…


Supplies List :-

  • Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock in Cornmeal cut to make card size 115mm x 85mm
  • Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Striped Paper
  • Black Satin Ribbon 15mm
  • Marabou Silk Thread golden orange colour
  • Red & Yellow/orange button from 5th Avenue
  • White button recycled from my daughters old school shirt
  • American Crafts Clear Stamp Collection Thanks – stamp used is “Thanks you For…”
  • Stix2 3d Glue Dots & double sided tape
  • Letraset black fineliner for faux stitching